Preston schools celebrate medal haul at the SPAR Lancashire Summer Games

Posted on - 8th July, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Schools
Keisha Clarke from St Andrew's takes a shot.

Keisha Clarke from St Andrew’s takes a shot.

Preston schools have won medals at a Lancashire sporting competition.


The SPAR Lancashire Summer Games saw over 2,300 school pupils take part from across the county.

Cottam won gold in the mini tennis and Broughton picked up gold in the under 13s tennis.

Silver for Preston was picked up by St Andrew’s in the tri-golf and Longsands in the high 5s netball.

Christ the King also completed the city’s medal haul with a bronze in the SEN cricket.

SEN cricket 3rd place, Christ the King

SEN cricket 3rd place, Christ the King

Richard Varey, Chair of the Lancashire School Games organising committee and Burnley’s Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College Head Teacher, said: “Congratulations to all those who took home medals from the SPAR Lancashire Summer School Games, and a big well done to all those who reached the finals. We saw some fantastic competitions and we always enjoy a superb event whatever the weather.

“This year’s event rounds off a brilliant year of sport for Lancashire’s schools. Changing the format to include Winter and Summer games, as well as the Disability Swimming Gala has really allowed us to enable every school and child to be able to participate and we’ve seen the Games be the biggest and the best so far. We now look forward to next year.”

All schools took part in an opening ceremony parade

All schools took part in an opening ceremony parade

Full list of winners below

Quad kids – Holy Family, Blackpool

Super 8s – St Michael’s, Chorley

High 5s netball – Westholme, Blackburn

Inclusive orienteering – Moor Hey, South Ribble

Handball – Lancaster Royal Grammar, Lancaster

Mini tennis – Cottom, Preston

U13 tennis – Broughton, Preston

Football – St Laurence, Chorley

Panathlon – Ridgewood, Burnley

Inclusive cricket – Broadfield, Hyndburn

SEN cricket – Shuttleworth, Burnley

Orienteering – Gisburn, Ribble Valley

Super 6 golf – Collegiate High School, Blackpool

Tri-golf – St Peter’s – Heysham

Cricket – Ribblesdale, Ribble Valley

Rounders – Balshaws, South Ribble

Did your child or school take part? Let us know in the comments below

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